Friday, December 31, 2010

Named His Family

"Ana" This is how Joseph calls me every time.
One day I heard a little, cute and innocent voice call my name. "Ana..." Fidel called me! Children learn things very fast, especially at this early age.
When Fidel is with his daddy, Fidel likes to tease and keep calling my name, "Ana..., Ana..., Ana...."
OK... this is how he knows my name.

I teach him his daddy's name. He said "Yofes..." He still can not call his daddy's name clearly. Many times he forgets the name. Daddy's name quite hard to pronounce and remember.

Just one month before I deliver my second son, we finally decide his name. We told Fidel his brother name. I pointed my tummy and said, "弟弟的名字是(Brother's name is) Habel".

Surprisingly when I asked again what his brother's name, he can mention it clearly. At that moment he couldn't even mention his own name clearly yet.

After trained him few times about our name. Joseph had this conversation with him:
Joseph : "弟弟叫什么名(what is your brother's name)?"
Fidel : "Habel Lim"
Joseph : "你叫什么名(what is your name)?"
Fidel : "Fidel Lim"
Joseph : "妈妈呢(how about mother)?"
Fidel : "Ana..."
Joseph : "Daddy 叫什么名(what is daddy's name)?"
Fidel : "Papa Lim!"

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Langsat and Jelly

I still remember Fidel's first word when he learned to communicate with us, which giggled us was "Up". He used the wrong word instead of "Down". I think he was about 20month-old that time.
Joseph and Fidel were playing together in the room. He wanted to ask his dad to come down from the bed. He pointed his finger and moved toward down and say, "Daddy up, daddy up".

Few months ago was Langsat/Duku (fruit) season. Joseph and Fidel like it so much. They ate together and Joseph always reminds him, "Be careful, got seed inside". After eat the flesh, he will spit the seed out.

Last Sunday at church, teacher gave him a small pack of jelly with nata de coco inside. First bite, he loves it. Then I helped press the whole jelly into his mouth. Soon he spit the whole jelly out.
I asked him, "Why?"
He frowned and said, "Got seed".

Sunday, October 24, 2010

"I miss you, Mom"

I felt happy that my mom could come to Penang one day before I delivered. She stayed here to visit and help me during my confinement period.

She did a lot of chores for me as we know that during confinement time I should avoid touch the water and rest as much as I can. So everything about water my mom would handle it, including bath Fidel and the baby.

I’m so grateful that she can take care of Fidel too, cooks meal and entertain him as well. Joseph and I thank her so much. We couldn’t imagine if my mom didn’t come and help me. Maybe our house would be like a broken ship.

Time flies, today already reach three weeks. My mom will fly back to Jakarta. Pity my dad too. He must feel lonely when mom is not around.

“Mom, thank you so much for your help. Although you stay for three weeks, but it means so much for us. We're gonna miss you.”

One day before delivered with mom and sister
Trying the baby carrier on Fidel
Habel enjoy his bath"I'm gonna miss you, pho pho""Say cheeze...""See you again, pho pho"

Friday, October 8, 2010

Our Second Baby, Habel Lim

Finally on 01 October 2010, at 1:19pm, our second baby was born through C-sect birth.
We named him Habel (Indonesian version of Abel). In Mandarin is 林实信。
Our wish is he growing up to be like Abel, offering God his best gifts and even his own life, out of his genuine faith.
Thank you all for your prayers and best wishes to us.

"Welcome Habel Lim Shi Xin"

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stubborn Baby

I know that it's been very very long time I didn't update my blog. I think it because of my pregnancy. Since I'm pregnant, I don't feel to write though many stories to tell. I have no strength to wake up anymore after accompany Fidel sleeps at night (usually I do update my blog at night).

At this moment I decided to force myself to write something on my blog before I go for deliver tomorrow. Actually our second baby due date was 27 Sept 2010, but it overdue again like the first one.

Yesterday, 28 Sept 2010 I went for check up and still not dilated. Don't you think he is a stubborn baby?? Hahaha... Or he feels too cozy inside "his little world". After discussed with doctor, we decided to have C-Sect delivery on 1 Oct 2010.

Hope I will be able to update my blog again after deliver.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Second Baby is ....

Wanted to update to all my friends on 22 April 2010, but most of the time(night) I had already no mood to post and no strength to sit in front the computer. It made me late 3weeks to post this.
Thurs,22 April 2010

Today is the day that I’ve been waiting for. We’ll go to see our baby… We’re so excited as we would know the gender of the baby by 7pm. My pregnancy is 16weeks now.
It was a busy day again for me. Morning had a Bible Study Fellowship (BSF). At noon wanted to have lunch with my friend-Chiali, but last minute I need to cancel it because I had my dad’s order of business. I reached home with Fidel sleeping in a car. Fidel always fall asleep in the car after BSF-doing some activity from children programme (Quite time, pray, Bible storytelling, singing hymn, have some snacks and play), provided by BSF.

I had my lunch while he sleeps. Thank God that I could enjoy my lunch while I’m very very hungry without being “disturb”. After did some chores, he woke up and I fed him lunch.

Three O’clock, I took Fidel to Bukit Mertajam to do dad’s business, Joseph was with me as he took half day leave—come back from dentist, he was not feeling well too.

Well… Let me cut my long….story. We reached home at 5pm. Rest for a while, and fed Fidel dinner, while Joseph still lying sick on the bed. I think he is too sick. I managed to get Chiali to accompany me.

Tadaa…! We reach the clinic. While waiting for my turn, Chiali and I were guessing what is the gender of my baby. Boy or girl is OK for me. But if ask me to choose…. I would prefer girl. I thought I can take “a breath” in the future as people say girl is more quite, not so active like a boy. I could experience new “model” of God’s creation, dress her like a doll. 

“Liana!” the nurse called my name. Oh, oh! It’s my turn now.

After “bli bli bla bla” with the Dr. I lied on the bed and Dr was ready to do the scanning.

Oh…. I’m so happy to see you again, my baby
, I spoke heart to heart to the baby as I saw him/her in the screen. I looked carefully and keep searching whether there is “a spout” coming out. Since Dr started does the scanning, telling me this is the spine, kidney, heart, brain, legs, hands, etc. until few minutes… the baby was not in a good position. He was stuck at one corner for so long. The position was very very bad. Finally, when Dr was about to “give up”, the baby finally could come out from the corner, as if he/she heard our conversation. While he/she stretch the body, Dr captured the photo. Before he captured the photo, he tried to search the gender and told me that he think it’s a male.

“Huh….??” My response was like asking the Dr to repeat again what he just said.
“I think is a son. 85% is a boy…” said the Dr.

O… ow… What immediately come to my mind was “How if the second one is active just like his brother? How to cope with them?”

However… male or female is OK for me. I just felt a bit “shocked” because few of my friends say, “It could be a girl” as they said that I look prettier since pregnant. Hahaha 

I went back home and told Joseph that it’s a boy. He said, “Good lah… so we have chance to have the third one.”
“What…?? How if the third one is boy again or TWIN BOYS??”

Anyhow… whatever the gender is…, “We welcome you, babe”. We believe God has His beautiful plan in each creation.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sleepless Night

It has been a long long time that I didn’t up date my blog. I think almost two months. Don’t you think it’s a long… time?

Now, I’m here…. But not to update my blog.

I had a sleepless night. I’ve been laying down on the bed for 3hours but I still couldn’t have a deep sleep. I had a long day today. I feel very exhausted and tired… Started my morning with Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), went back home for a nap, had tea time with few friends outside, and brought Fidel for swimming. Fidel and I reached home at 8.10 pm, but our little one doesn’t want to go home, he stopped his step at our neighbor house and went in there and played for half hour with the children in that house (I will write more story about Fidel and the neighbor in my next posting). I left him there and had my dinner at home with Joseph.

Lay down on the bed for 3hours, made my stomach hungry. Actually I don’t want to bother it, but I feel more uncomfortable – starving on the bed.

Well, I just finished my yummy instant noodle while I write this post. I’m full and feel very satisfied. Will go back to sleep now.

Hope that I can have good rest…

See you again in my blog. I will write more story soon as one of my loyal readers asked my why didn’t update my blog for such a long time. Hahaha…. *wink*

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Valentine Surprise

It’s quite late to post about Valentine and Chinese New Year now, but let me keep this “Sweet Moment” in my blog. So that when I get old, I still can remember what happened on that day.

13 February 2010, it was Chinese New Year eve, we had our family dinner attended by my parents-in-law, older sister-in-law family and our family at Korea Palace. It was a very nice restaurant, although a bit expensive. The food was all over the table, many side dishes – Korean typical foods were served as a complimentary. Those dishes were delicious and very tasty. Love it.
Just before we started our dinner, Joseph announced that I’m pregnant. Everybody was surprise and very happy for us. Then… we start our dinner.

While we were eating, there’s a man came and calling my name,
“Miss Liana…??”
“Yes…?” Why got people calling my name? When I turn my head around, I saw beautiful flowers. I thought this restaurant was so kind, give the ladies flowers as the next day is Valentine day, while he holds 2 bunch of flowers and calling my sister-in-law’s name too.
I accepted the flowers and saw the sender name was Joseph. Oh! Not from the restaurant?
It was from my hubby…. It’s a valentine gift! Ow… so sweet. Thank you darling. Hug and kiss for my hubby.
The other bunch was for my sister-in-law, Connie. It’s from her husband, Jonathan.
I was thinking how these men ordered the flowers. Yet, Sister Connie told me that Joseph asked her help to order flower for me. And the flower from her husband was ordered by him 2 weeks before and asked to be sent to the restaurant too. What so unique was each of them ordered to the same florist at different time. They are a sweet couple.

I could say that this valentine was the most memorable one. Not because I got the flower from my hubby, though I could say so, because usually we just went out for V dinner, but this year after 4years being married I got V flowers. Of course I don’t expect to be given flower every time. It is just a symbol to show our love, but the most important is we show our love, care and attention to our family every day. I could say it’s the most memorable valentine, because we celebrate 2big occasions (valentine and CNY) together with more families. Beside Fidel, soon we’ll have extra one more blessing in our family. And I always thank God for my very best partner in my life. Together forever ‘till death do us apart.

Friday, February 12, 2010

I Must Wean Him (Day 2)

This morning I was very excited to give Fidel try new formula milk.

“Fidel…. Mommy croot croot croot nen-nen to this cup for you to drink, OK?”
I made the squeezing sound and acted as if I squeeze the breast milk out to his cup. After repeat 2-3times to ensure him, he nodded his head and smile…

Yes! He understand what I’m saying. I made 3oz and passed it to him.

“Nen-nen…. Yeah! It’s very nice!”

He took it and had a sip. He continues sip and sip, within 2 minutes he finished the milk.

“Mo mo...” Fidel tried to say ‘no more’. He whined to have more milk.
“More? More nen-nen? Really?” I asked him few times and he nodded his head again and again.

Wow! Is it so delicious? He wants more! I was so excited and made another 3oz. He drank it but not finish.

Oh, it’s OK. At least my son had drink 4-5oz this morning. Success! Success!

Come to afternoon nap, I can see that he’s tired. I just prayed that we would have a smooth sleeping process.
“Come here Fidel, sleep next to mommy, but no nen-nen” I covered my whole body with blanket. And he started to whine, try to take the blanket away, and he cried. I tried to persuade him, but he didn’t want to bother me. After 20minutes crying, I pulled him and place him on my tummy facing me. He stopped crying and slept on me. After fall asleep, I put him down on the bed, he cried again. OK… OK… then I let him sleep on me for the whole afternoon nap, about one hour. Thank you Lord, he sleeps without breastmilk.

At night, before we go to sleep, I asked Fidel to pray together and he did do his hands like praying, “… Lord, we pray that Fidel can sleep well without nen-nen. … …”

After switch off the light, Fidel did trying to find his nen-nen and whined. I said to him, “I’ve told you that I have no nen-nen anymore. Dry…(don’t know whether he understands the word ‘dry’), no more… finish. Just now you drank nen-nen in the bottle. You must sleep now.”

Amazing! Thank you Lord Jesus. You really listen to our prayers. He just came up to my tummy and slept there hugging me. I place him down on the bed after few minutes.

Prayer is so powerful! Just need two days to wean him. God, you are so good to us!

I Must Wean Him (Day 1)

Yesterday, 11 February 2010, Joseph accompanied me to a clinic, to see the obstetricians. I brought Fidel along too.

“Can you see the heart beat, Liana….”
“Yes…” I smiled when I saw the tiny creature keep blinking at the computer screen in front of me. As if it was trying to say that she is there.
“It’s still very young. It’s only 6weeks and 2days. Mmm… You are not so lucky, Liana…”
“It’s not a twin…”

At the above are few of the conversation between the doctor and us.
Yes, you are right! I’m pregnant the second child.
Is it too soon? I guess everyone will say so. But we did plan for it. We want to give Fidel a companion without any big gaps. Fidel will be 25month-old when his coming sibling born.

Since I knew that I’m pregnant from the pregnancy test that I bought last week, I started to browse and search in the internet about “breastfeeding during pregnancy”. I found few articles and they say not necessarily have to wean the baby or toddler. So, I confidently continue breastfeed Fidel.

I asked Dr whether I can continue breastfeed Fidel as he doesn’t drink formula milk. Dr said better wean him slowly. The reason he asked me to stop is because breastfeeding can cause the contraction at the uterus. If it contracts, there is possibility I might lost the fetus.

“Ow Fidel… no more nen-nen(milk) for you” Joseph said to him

We decided to wean him immediately as we don’t want to take any risk. We know it looks impossible to wean him suddenly. So far, he doesn’t drink any formula milk (FM). I bought FM but he refuse to drink, so I just put 1small scoop in his cereal every morning.

After back home that afternoon, Fidel was sleepy. Usually I will just offer him breast milk, and he will just fall asleep after latch for 10-15minutes. Very sorry for Fidel, that afternoon I’ve decided not to give him anymore. He cried and cried. Stop for a while and continue crying again, stop and cry again till one hour. After an hour, he stopped crying and went off from his bed, took his toys and points his finger to the door. He wants to go out from the room “HUH?? Don’t you feel sleepy?” I was stunned, yet let him go out.

We went to Tesco that evening to buy FM for him. A sales promoter introduced me Enfagrow, instead of Enfapro – the one he refuse to drink. I bought Vanilla flavor. We just shopped for awhile and Fidel fall asleep in his stroller. He was already very very tired, after cried an hour in the afternoon, and didn’t take his nap.
We reached home and I put him in his bed, and he didn’t awake. Oh… Thank God that I don’t need to struggle with him.

Good night my Fidel… and good night to my little one too…

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Crazy of Housekeeping

If everybody busy of tidying and cleaning their house because of Chinese New Year is coming, my 16months Fidel does too.

Recently he is very interested in broom and mop. I always say “No no”, but he doesn’t bother me. He takes the broom or dry mop and goes round the house – from living room, our room till kitchen. The funny thing is he does it seriously, he squads down to sweep the area under sofa or chairs. I giggle when I see him doing it, “He is copying his clean and hardworking mother in doing housekeeping”. Hahaha….

You can click here to see his housekeeping video.
Finally, he tired and sat over there with his head full of sweats (last photo).

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fidels' Studio Photos

Dec 2009, I bought Mamy Poko Diapers and get one free photo shoot to join the Mamy Poko photo contest.

Without thinking of winning the contest because I’m sure out there must be a lot of children who can do better expression in front of the camera, I took Fidel one morning to the selected photo studio.

The photographer, we called him “uncle” tried to be nice to Fidel. Ask me to take Fidel around the photo studio, to get him familiar so he won’t afraid or cry later. OK… it seems like Fidel is not afraid at all. Then the photo session started.

“Hello, hello… Boy… look at here… Baby, baby…. Xiao xiao(means smile), hello….”, said uncle.

Fidel stared at the uncle. He wondered what was happening there. Gave him many toys to hold, and he said, “Mama… mama…” (try to give the things to me).

“Look at uncle, Fidel… Xiao xiao…” I said this sentence many times. Did many funny actions, gave him biscuits, but still cannot make him smile. Sigh…. The whole session made me tired. No even one photo with smiling face. No chance to win…

Uncle offered me a photo package. As Fidel was in the studio photo and captured by a pro, so why don’t we choose some of his photos. We ordered few simple calendars with his photo to give to Ah Ma-Ah Kong and Po Po-Gung Gung(both grandparents) in Jakarta too. Usually they must be happy to see their grandchild photo. It’s a good idea gift for New Year.

Here are his photos. Though without smile, he is still a cute one, isn’t he?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Last Prize in 2009

It’s a little bit late to post this. Actually I have many stories to tell, but I have no time to write. When I have time… I’m lazy to write. Hahaha…

These are the 3rd prize that Fidel won last August 2009-Laundry Cleanser Concentrate and Liquid Cleanser. Yippee… I can save more money again.Last Dec 2009, I received email from Mother and Baby Magazine, which said “Congratulation… … …”. You know the meaning, right?

Sept 2009, I was thinking to buy a different magazine—“Mami&baby” instead of “Parenthood”. Just to try my luck. Usually if we are selected as a winner, it will show up at two months later edition. Wait till Nov 2009… didn’t receive any email. So I just forget about it.

Middle of Dec 2009, I was excited to see a letter in my inbox.

That was the story how Fidel won the prize for the 4th time. Thanks to Brother Vincent for always helps us in redeeming all the gifts. Btw, Fidel was one of the Candid photo winners. The photo was taken when he was 11.5months, tasted ice cream for the first time. It’s very cold till he wrinkled his face.
Mami & Baby Dec 2009
11.5monthsand the gift...
Fidel won 4prizes in 2009; hope to get more in 2010. Hahaha….
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